The Nigeria Governors’ Forum says Nigeria is speeding up efforts at coming out with a locally manufactured vaccine to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The NGF chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this on Friday, after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Fayemi said Buhari agreed that beyond shopping for and acquiring vaccines for Nigerians, the ultimate target is to produce the vaccine locally. He noted that already, there is a partnership with a manufacturer to that effect.